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Old May 3rd, 2018, 10:06 AM   11
housewifey
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Maybe the mother and baby groups would be more useful to you, your health visitor should visit your home once before baby is born, they normally give you advice on safe sleeping etc, she will know of all the weigh-in clinics and new baby groups.
Unfortunately they donít do this in my area either. Iíll be able to source them myself but like I said previously, there isnít too much in my area. Xx



 
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Old May 3rd, 2018, 13:41 PM   12
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Maybe the mother and baby groups would be more useful to you, your health visitor should visit your home once before baby is born, they normally give you advice on safe sleeping etc, she will know of all the weigh-in clinics and new baby groups.
Unfortunately they donít do this in my area either. Iíll be able to source them myself but like I said previously, there isnít too much in my area. Xx
Ah thatís a shame, I thought it was the norm now, itís been going on in my area (Derbyshire) for about 4 years or more now. Sheís normally with you on day 2 or 3 at home anyway, really use her for advice they have lots of resources.



 
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Old May 7th, 2018, 19:52 PM   13
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Oh that sounds hard, having to meet with and get along with a total stranger to see you naked and having a baby. We have public health midwives also, but you choose one and she's with you all the way and 6 weeks post birth.



 
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Old May 8th, 2018, 15:08 PM   14
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That's a nice system, Minties.

Having said that, with my first, I thought it would be really odd to have a strange midwife at the delivery. However, the hospital midwives were absolutely lovely, and put you at ease. Mine even stayed overtime when her shift was finished, as she didn't want me to have to deal with a new person close to the end.

I guess it depends on the individual. I haven't been that impressed with the community midwives this time around, but from everything I've heard, those in the delivery unit at the hospital are still absolutely lovely.



 
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Old May 8th, 2018, 15:49 PM   15
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Oh that sounds hard, having to meet with and get along with a total stranger to see you naked and having a baby. We have public health midwives also, but you choose one and she's with you all the way and 6 weeks post birth.
I actually hadnít considered it being difficult since itís just the norm here. You must build up a really good relationship with yours by the time you deliver which sounds lovely. With my first I was fully dilated by the time I arrived at hospital and had my pants off as soon as I got into my room! Donít even think I got her name until afterwards!



 
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Old May 11th, 2018, 11:55 AM   16
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You sometimes get your community midwife if you homebirth, otherwise the hospital sends a midwife. There's 1 midwife at my health centre and I've seen her for all 4 pregnancies. She's good but I don't really get on with the hospital midwives, they are patronising and use language that implies you have to do everything they say, not that they advise you and then you make the decisions which is actually the case.



 
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